The summer holidays are here, schools around the UK are finishing for the year and parents are trying to find the best value for money deals on family holidays. There are a range of places to go and things to see and do so you will find somewhere in the UK to suit your family.
The UK is growing in popularity as a holiday destination amongst the UK public; this is being put down to the cost of going abroad. Holidays in countries such as Spain, France and Italy are less popular due to the poor exchange rates that exist in the market at present.
Holiday resorts such as Skegness, the Yorkshire Dales and Ayrshire are extremely popular as there is a great mix of entertainment for all the family. Finding somewhere all the family will enjoy can be difficult especially if you have younger children with you but places like Skegness offer a range of activities for people of all ages.
You may be able to find a hotel in France or Spain at a similar price as a cottage in Devon and think that the French hotel seems a better idea. However, when you add travelling costs and living expenses to the overall total you will soon see the difference. This is where holidaying in the UK can really save you money.
There is little extra cost on getting to your accommodation and you can control your expenses easier when you are in the UK. When you are abroad many people lose track of how much they have spent and when they come home they soon see how much over budget they have spent.
This is great news for the UK Tourism industry that has been in desperate need of a boost since the economy started its decline. A whole host of pubs and restaurants have closed down or seen a sharp decline in business; however, hopefully these establishments will see a boom in business throughout July and August. Other small businesses in areas dependent on tourism will also hopefully receive a boost to sales.
Many holidaymakers choosing the UK are likely to leave it until the last minute so they can get an idea of how the weather is going to be. Throughout June, the weather in the UK looked promising but July and August are set to be wet months.
Wherever you choose to go, whether it is Skegness or the Lake District, make sure you enjoy your break for the stresses of modern day life. There is so much to see and do in the UK and you should take advantage of it all.